Proverbs 22:11
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New International Version
One who loves a pure heart and who speaks with grace will have the king for a friend.

King James Bible
He that loveth pureness of heart, for the grace of his lips the king shall be his friend.

Darby Bible Translation
He that loveth pureness of heart, upon whose lips is grace, the king is his friend.

World English Bible
He who loves purity of heart and speaks gracefully is the king's friend.

Young's Literal Translation
Whoso is loving cleanness of heart, Grace are his lips, a king is his friend.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

He that loveth pureness of heart - Who aims to be what God would have him to be - the King of kings shall be his Friend. There is no class of men that value uprightness more than kings; as none stand so much in need of it in their servants.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge


Proverbs 16:13 Righteous lips are the delight of kings; and they love him that speaks right.

Psalm 101:6 My eyes shall be on the faithful of the land, that they may dwell with me: he that walks in a perfect way, he shall serve me.

Matthew 5:8 Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God.

for the grace of his lips

Psalm 45:2 You are fairer than the children of men: grace is poured into your lips: therefore God has blessed you for ever.

Luke 4:22 And all bore him witness, and wondered at the gracious words which proceeded out of his mouth. And they said, Is not this Joseph's son?

the king

Genesis 41:39 And Pharaoh said to Joseph, For as much as God has showed you all this, there is none so discreet and wise as you are:

Ezra 7:6 This Ezra went up from Babylon; and he was a ready scribe in the law of Moses, which the LORD God of Israel had given...

Nehemiah 2:4-6 Then the king said to me, For what do you make request? So I prayed to the God of heaven...

Esther 10:3 For Mordecai the Jew was next to king Ahasuerus, and great among the Jews, and accepted of the multitude of his brothers...

Daniel 2:46-49 Then the king Nebuchadnezzar fell on his face, and worshipped Daniel...

Daniel 3:30 Then the king promoted Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, in the province of Babylon.

Daniel 6:20-23 And when he came to the den, he cried with a lamentable voice to Daniel: and the king spoke and said to Daniel, O Daniel...

The Rich and the Poor
Chapel Royal, Whitehall, 1871. Proverbs xxii. 2. "The rich and poor meet together: the Lord is the maker of them all." I have been asked to preach here this afternoon on behalf of the Parochial Mission Women's Fund. I may best describe the object for which I plead, as an attempt to civilise and Christianise the women of the lower classes in the poorer districts of London and other great towns, by means of women of their own class--women, who have gone through the same struggles as they have,
Charles Kingsley—All Saints' Day and Other Sermons

The Christian Business World
Scripture references: Proverbs 22:29; Romans 12:11; Psalms 24:1; 50:10-12; Haggai 2:8; Psalm 49:6,10,16,17; 62:10; Matthew 13:22; Mark 10:23,24; Job 31:24-26; Proverbs 3:9; Matthew 25:14-30; 24:45-51; 6:19-21; Luke 12:16-21. THE IDEAL IN THE BUSINESS WORLD There is often a wide difference between the methods actually employed in doing business and when they should be. Good men who are in the thick of the battle of competition and rivalry with other firms in the same line of trade, are the quickest
Henry T. Sell—Studies in the Life of the Christian

Cross References
Matthew 5:8
Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God.

Psalm 24:4
The one who has clean hands and a pure heart, who does not trust in an idol or swear by a false god.

Proverbs 14:35
A king delights in a wise servant, but a shameful servant arouses his fury.

Proverbs 16:13
Kings take pleasure in honest lips; they value the one who speaks what is right.

Proverbs 22:12
The eyes of the LORD keep watch over knowledge, but he frustrates the words of the unfaithful.

Ecclesiastes 10:12
Words from the mouth of the wise are gracious, but fools are consumed by their own lips.

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